Lindsey Howard, LCSW

Lindsey Howard, LCSW - Grit & Growth | Psychotherapist - In-person, online, and telephone Counseling in Connecticut

Lindsey Howard, LCSW – Grit & Growth | Psychotherapist – In-person, online, and telephone Counseling in Connecticut

You’ve hit the wall. You can’t do anymore, can’t manage your stress, and can’t imagine struggling like this for the rest of your life. Things are so unpleasant and uncomfortable that you know you need help, but don’t know where to look or who can provide what you need. You can’t go back to when you were happier, and you can’t move forward like this. You need someone who is going to understand your concerns and can objectively and reassuringly help you feel better. I understand. I have been a therapist in Connecticut for 20 years and have helped many clients achieve healing and improvements in the quality of their emotional, social and interpersonal lives.

My name is Lindsey Howard, and I provide therapy to adults struggling with stress management, anxiety, life transitions, and adjusting to college. I also address other challenges that are keeping you from living the life you envisioned. In addition to listening actively to your concerns, I will teach you skills and strategies that will improve the quality of your relationships with colleagues, family, friends, and most importantly, yourself.

I typically work with clients on a weekly basis, in order to achieve desired therapeutic outcomes as quickly as possible, all while developing a therapeutic alliance that is the cornerstone of our work and teaching you strategies and tools that are the basis for sustained, positive change.

My clients report experiencing improvements in physical and emotional health, as well as more clarity and comfort in their interpersonal relationships. Although therapy is serious work, there is some laughter, levity, and the comfort of connection that will create a soft, supportive landing for you as your therapeutic journey unfolds.

It is thrilling to experience life-changing epiphanies, enhance your existing strengths and cultivate resources that will help you finally thrive within the contexts of your mind, body, soul, career, family, and relationships. With this type of exploration and self-discovery, the possibilities for a life full of passion, health, and happiness are endless.

If you’re ready to feel happier, calmer, and more fulfilled, please call me at 860-916-5558 to schedule a free, 15-minute consultation.

My Background

I grew up in central Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University. I worked in various industries before attending the University of Connecticut, where I earned a Master of Social Work degree. I received my clinical licensure (LCSW) in 2005. Since I began my clinical training over twenty years ago, I have worked with clients of various ages and in numerous settings, including outpatient, mobile crisis, crisis stabilization, and most recently a public school district.

I love to learn and spend most of my free time doing just that. My current interests are learning about epigenetics, energy psychology, the brain-gut connection, and the impact of nutrition on mental health.

My Approach to Therapy

My compassionate, holistic approach to healing incorporates constant consideration of the interplay among mind, body, soul and spirit. In applying this perspective, the interconnectedness of your challenges reveals itself and the interventions available to you become vast and intriguing.

When working together, we will consider your body, mind, strengths and challenges in the context of your life, and collaboratively identify goals to address in counseling. In order to help you address these goals, I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a form of psychotherapy which helps identify maladaptive thoughts, emotions and behavior, ideally replacing them with more desirable responses. CBT can help improve self-modulation, solve problems and assist people in acquiring healthier, more adaptive coping strategies.

I have had training in other treatment modalities that may have appropriate and complementary applications in your treatment such as Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Transformational Chairwork and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I’m also happy to discuss additional types of therapy that may be of interest and can often provide referrals or suggestions for specialists or practitioners.

It is my hope that you will attain the healing, insight and personal growth you desire through our collaboration in the confidential and supportive atmosphere that I provide, or in the comfort of your own home via online counseling.

If you’re struggling with managing stress, anxiety, life transitions or adjusting to college, please call me at 860-916-5558 to schedule a complimentary, 15-minute consultation and discover the best path forward to feeling happier and more fulfilled.